Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xBruce88x, May 1, 2010.
Should my power supply really be this hot!?
See Power/aux Temp
hrm...how is that program reading that temperature? also, you live in georgia so i am guessing your ambient temps are high?
Could you get your temps in celsius? I'm lazy to convert and can only compare temps in celsius lol
77c and it is highly unlikely your PSU has any sort of temperature monitoring so it may be a false reading. Does the PSU and the air coming out of it feel very hot?
Try other temp reading software if the air doesn't seem that hot
your case may be the culprit of all those high temps
I have yet to find a PSU temp monitoring program. Unless you PSU has a 3/4 pin that can hook up to the mobo.
my case has no side panels on atm... and the case feels warm near the psu, and the air comming out the back is fairly warm (but not moving much... ) I stuck a small desk fan blowing in the side of the case aimed at the psu and now the temps have gone down to 165F/72c, better than 172/77c i guess.
It must be measuring something if it shows its cooler with a fan blowing on it.
edit, yea it has a 3 pin plug (2 wires tho, one blue and one black) that goes to the mobo
edit 2, yea rhino its usually warm here, but its not so bad now...its 68f/20c now and ZOMG TORNADOES IN THE FORCAST?!?!
20c is cold My ambient is 22-23 right around now, in winter its 20, sometimes 21c... in summer, 23-26C
power/aux is usually not connected to anything.
That software doesnt know where the sensor is - hence, called aux. its likely on your VRM's or something, and not related to the PSU at all.
lol well w/e it is its slightly cooler now
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